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Film Studies and Creative Writing

Bangor University
3 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Bangor
English
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Program description

Film Studies and Creative Writing

You can study Film Studies as a joint honours degree with Creative and Professional Writing (50% Film Studies and 50% Creative and Professional Writing). Please read the course description for both subjects.

Film Studies

Our Film Studies degree combines critical and creative work and practice, depending on your interests and career plans. At Bangor, we are committed to teaching in small groups and to the majority of our modules being delivered through weekly workshops and seminars.

Lecturers who teach on the Film Studies degree have a range of interests including American Cinema, British and European film, Japanese and other world cinemas, gender, visual culture, film analysis, the body and film, film and history, digital technology and film, scriptwriting and screenwriting, film-making, media and film in Wales, acting and performing, language and film, blogging and podcasting, computer games and film, film stars and film on television. Our Film Studies lecturers have recently written books and articles on topics such as Cult Film, American Culture and Film, Cinema and Medicine, Jewish Film, Surrealist Film, Cinema and Landscape, Australian Film, and the new technologies of film viewing.

Creative and Professional Writing

It is aimed at students who want to study writing, and uniquely allows you to approach this study through a variety of disciplinary pathways: instruction in using the techniques and forms of creative writing; study of the short story, the novel and poetry as literary forms; vocationally-oriented modules in journalism, screenwriting, scriptwriting, storytelling, genre writing, writing for performance and publication, and writing for online and other digital media. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the critical and practical skills you will need to pursue a writing career.

During the three years of this degree, you will have the opportunity to work with staff who have a wide range of interests and expertise including poetry, the novel, the short story, documentary and film-making, digital communication, E-publishing, computer games, script and screenwriting, and print and broadcast journalism.

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Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

For Film Studies:

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

For Creative and Professional Writing:

Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g:

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Creative Writing: Prose
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Reading, Thinking, Writing
  • Film Language Core

Semester 2

  • Creative Writing: Prose
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Film History Core
  • Visual Cultures

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Creative Writing: The Novel
  • Research and Methods

Semester 2

  • C/Writing: Poetry & Short Fict
  • Film Theory
  • Film Industry Development (Semester 2)
  • Practical Film Criticism (Semester 1)

Optional Modules

  • Transformative Writing (Semester 1)
  • The German Film (Semester 2)
  • Modern & Contemporary Writing (Semester 1)
  • America on Film (Semester 1)
  • Alfred Hitchcock (Semester 2)
  • The Cinema of Spain (Semester 2)
  • French Cinema 1895-1950 (Semester 1)
  • Screenwriting:Theory&Practice (Semester 2)
  • Game Design Level & Mechanics (Semester 1)

Some optional modules may be subject to pre-requisites, please check module page for further information.

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

  • Film Industry Development (Semester 2)
  • Practical Film Criticism (Semester 1)
  • Creative Writing Dissertation (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Research Dissertation (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Creative Practice Dissertation (Semester 1 + 2)
  • Enterprise Dissertation (Semester 1 + 2)

Optional Modules

  • America on Film (Semester 1)
  • Practical Digital Journalism (Semester 1)
  • Iberian Identities on Screen (Semester 2)
  • Advanced Radio Practice (Semester 2)
  • Digital Advertising (Semester 2)
  • Short film production (Semester 2)
  • Digital Journalism & Society (Semester 2)
  • French Cinema since 1960 (Semester 2)
  • Politics of the Media (Semester 1)
  • Cross-Cultural Writing (Semester 2)
  • Writing and Environments (Semester 2)
  • Fantastic Fictions (Semester 1)
  • Experimental Writing (Semester 1)
  • Screenwriting:Theory&Practice (Semester 2)

Some optional modules may be subject to pre-requisites, please check modules pages for further information.

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

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Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BA (Joint Hons) degree.

Career opportunities

For Film Studies:

Our graduates work in the film, media and creative industries, in teaching, in arts development, in film programming, filmmaking and scheduling, and in other fields where their developed visual sense and ability to engage critically and creatively with film is seen to be of considerable importance. Several graduates each year go on to develop their work further with us through a period of postgraduate study, where once again the School uniquely offers a combination of critical and creative approaches to the study of film and film practice.

For Creative and Professional Writing:

This degree equips graduates to work as writers in film, digital media, television, radio and the press, as well as to pursue professional careers in creative writing. Several graduates each year go on to develop their work further with the Schools of English and Creative Studies and Media through a period of postgraduate study.

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The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

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We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

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We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

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